Percy's disinterest in science and chemistry takes a sudden turn when he learns that a French scientist is being imprisoned in France under threat of the guillotine until he can develop a bomb that ...
During the French Revolution, a mysterious English nobleman known only as The Scarlet Pimpernel (a humble wayside flower), snatches French aristos from the jaws of the guillotine, while ... See full summary »
Paris is Burning! Under the Iron Fist of Robespierre hundreds are executed, by the swift and bloodstained guillotine. Through these acts of injustice a new heroism is born - The League of The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Barry K. Barnes,
Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998) and Vanity Fair (1998) were both in production at the same time as series one, which made it a challenge for the costume department to locate enough boots and clothing to outfit all the extras. See more »
I have watched a lot of the BBC's excellent costume dramas, and of course was not disappointed in The Scarlet Pimpernel. The acting is first rate, with Richard E Grant making a very handsome and witty Sir Percy, and dashing and sexy Scarlet Pimpernel. The locations are beautiful, the costumes breath-taking, and the sword fights amazing! I hope there is another series, otherwise I shall be ringing up the Beeb crying for more!
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